Part of 2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films.
For the 14th consecutive year, the Belcourt again presents this very popular program. With all three categories offered—Animated, Live Action, Documentary—this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts.
RATING GUIDELINE FOR LIVE ACTION SHORTS PROGRAM: R
(Violence, language, and adult themes.)
Catch the awards ceremony on screen right here at the Belcourt at our annual fundraiser, A Red Carpet Evening, Feb 24.
Dir. Ed Perkins | UK | 27 min.
After the high-profile killing of Damilola Taylor, Cornelius' family move out of London. But when they discover their new town is run by racists, Cornelius takes a drastic step to survive.
Dirs. Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman | USA | 40 min.
Where will loved ones spend their last days? Who will be in the room? What feelings and secrets need to be shared with family before it is too late? ‘End Game’ probes these questions and more as it follows visionary medical practitioners who are working on the cutting edge of life and death.
Dir. Skye Fitzgerald | USA | 34 min.
Volunteers from a German non-profit risk the waves of the Mediterranean to pluck refugees from sinking rafts pushing off from Libya in the middle of the night.
A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN
Dir. Marshall Curry | USA | 7 min.
In 1939, 20,000 Americans rallied in New York’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism – an event largely forgotten from history. 'A Night at the Garden' transports audiences to this chilling gathering and shines a light on the power of demagoguery and anti-Semitism in America.
PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE
Dir. KRayka Zehtabchi | USA | 26 min.
In a rural village outside Delhi, India, women lead a quiet revolution. They fight against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation. 'Period. End of Sentence' tells their story.
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